Somebody ELLIOTT Lee ELLIOTT William FELKEL John FELKEL Edward FELKEL Marvel Lindsey GREEN Esther F GREEN Mary A GREEN George A GREEN Mini tree diagram

Lucina KESSINGER1,5,2,6,5,3

Oct 18331,2,3,4 - 29th Jul 19141

Life History

Oct 1833

Born in Grayson County, Kentucky.1,2,3,4

about 1860

Birth of son Lee ELLIOTT in Kentucky.3

about 1860

Death of Somebody ELLIOTT in Montgomery County, Illinois.3

17th Apr 1860

Married William FELKEL in Montgomery County, Illinois.5

about 1861

Birth of son John FELKEL in Illinois.3

about 1861

Birth of son Edward FELKEL in Illinois.3

about 1865

Death of William FELKEL.3

16th Oct 1866

Married Marvel Lindsey GREEN in Montgomery County, Illinois.5,8

about 1871

Birth of daughter Esther F GREEN in Illinois.6,7

about 1874

Birth of daughter Mary A GREEN in Illinois.6,7

14th Mar 1876

Death of Marvel Lindsey GREEN in Grisham, Montgomery, Illinois.1

7th Aug 1876

Birth of son George A GREEN in Montgomery County, Illinois.6,7,4

29th Jul 1914

Died in Litchfield, Montgomery, Illinois.1

Other facts

 

Married Somebody ELLIOTT

Notes

  • Her name appears as Lucinda in most genealogies, but it varies inrecords .  It is Lucina in her first marriage license and the 1880census where she is a widowed head of household.  It is transcribed asLouine in her second marriage record, which may have been Louise,similar to her name in the 1870 census as Louisa.

    Her name is recorded again as Lucina in the 1880 census, actually twotimes under this name, since she was reported with two differenthouseholds and the same three children, with the spellings Lucina andLusina.

    This wife of Marvel Green under several name forms is the same person,because in the censuses there are several households next door ornearby with the surname Kessinger.  Her name in two compilationcollections is Lucinda, matching most genealogies.

    With Louisa or some variation, and one marriage record and the censushaving her name as Lucina, it seems likely her name was Lucina Louisaor Lucina Louise.  It would be wonderful to see some of the originalrecords besides the censuses.  Only transcriptions have beenavailable.

    World Family Tree Vol. 146, Pedigree #36
    Lucinda Kessinger
    Birth Oct 1833
    Death 1914

    Family Data Collection - Individual Records
    Lucinda Kessinger
    Parents William Kessinger, Mary
    Birth 1834 Grayson, KY

    In several records Lucinda is reported as Louise or Louisa.  In herrecord of marriage to William Felkel, her name was recorded as Lucina. The original records are not available for viewing.  These names seemto all represent the same person.

    Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
    Lucina [sic] Kessinger
    Gender Female
    Spouse Name William Felkel
    Marriage 17 Apr 1860 Montgomery County

    In the 1870 census there is a child named Lee Elliott, age 10 and twochildren named Felkhell, John age 9 and Edward age 9.  These lattertwo would be twin sons of William and Lucina/Louisa.  Since Williamand Lucina married in 1860, Lee Elliott must be the son of a previoushusband of Lucina who died in about 1859 or 1860.

    William would have died probably in 1865 or early 1866.  Lucinamarried Marvel Green in October 1866.

    Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
    Marvel Green
    Gender Male
    Spouse Name Mrs Louine [Louise?, ref Louisa in 1870 census, Lucinda infamily sources] Felkel
    Marriage 16 Oct 1866 Montgomery County

    1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois, 7 June, Bear CreekTownship, PO Bear Creek, page 37, Hse/Fam #245
    Green, Marvel 53 M W Wheelwright $0 Real Estate $400 Personal born NoCarolina [b abt 1817]
    Green, Louisa F E 34 F W Keeping House b NC [b abt 1836]
    Green, James 12 M W born Missouri [b 1858]
    Green, Laura 12 F W born Missouri [b abt 1858]
    Elliott, Lee W 10 M W born Kentucky [b 1860]
    Felkhell, John 9 M W born Illinois [b abt 1861]
    Felkhell, Edward 9 M W born Illinois [b 1861]

    In 1880, Lucina is reported as a widow.  She is the heada of thehousehold, and next door is her son Lee Elliott, whose half brotherEdward Felkel is living in Lee's household.

    1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois, 2 June, GrishamTownship, District 146, page 2, Hse #17, Fam #18
    Green, Lucina [sic] W F 47 Head Widow Keeping House Cannot read orwrite Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky [b abt 1833]
    Green, Esther W F 9 Dau At Home IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1871]
    Green, Mary A  W F 6 Dau IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1874]
    Green, George A  W M 4 Son Works on Farm IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1876]

    1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois, 2 June, GrishamTownship, District 146, page 2, Hse #16, Fam #17
    Elliott, [unreadable]  W M 21 Head [unreadable] Kentucky Kentucky[unreadable] [b abt 1859]
    Elliott, Maggie  W F 19 Wife Keeping House Illinois NC [unreadable] [babt 1861]
    Felkel, Edward W M 19 Head Half-Brother Farm Laborer Illinois Ohio[unreadable] [b abt 1861]

    Note that Edward Felkel is reported born in Illinois, and his fatherborn in Ohio, while Lee (under whatever unreadable name he wasreported here) is reported born in Kentucky with father born inKentucky.  Since they are reported as half-brothers, this means theyhad the same mother, but different fathers.  This means they had thesame mother.

    The simplest explanation of this is that Lucina was married twice,first to a Mr Elliot, father of Lee, then to Mr Felkel, father ofEdward and his twin brother John reported as 9 years old in 1870.Since we cannot confirm the birth state of their mother from thiscensus due to the extreme fading of several areas of the page, we donot have confirming evidence of the mother's birth in Kentucky, whichwould match Lucina.

    In this census, her son Andrew Jackson Green and his wife RebeccaKessinger were living not far away, enumerated on the second pagefolloiwng Lucina's record.

    1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois, 4 June, GrishamTownship, District 146, page 5, Hse #39, Fam #41
    Green, Andrew W M 33 Head Farmer Tenn NC NC [b abt 1847]
    Green, Ellen W F 31 Wife Keeping House Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky [babt 1849]
    Green, William  W M 10 Son IL Tenn Kentucky [b abt 1870]
    Green, Marvel   W M 8 Son IL Tenn Kentucky [b abt 1872]
    Green, Beersheba  W F 3 Dau At Home IL Tenn Kentucky [b abt 1877]
    Green, Oscar   W M 3mos Son IL Tenn Kentucky [b abt Feb 1880]

    Another odd thing occurred in 1880.  Lucina and her children areactually enumerated twice in two separate households in two differentcounties of Illinois, 6 days apart.  The second enumeration was in aneighboring county.  They apparently owned two farms near each otheracross the county line.

    On 8 June 1880, the second enumeration repeated the first with someincidental small differences.  Lucina was reported as 46 instead of47, this enumerator spelled her name Lusina, and a Kessinger familycousin was included in this Fayette County household of hers.  Theinformation on the three children is exactly the same, except forEsther's name, which this enumerator spelled as Ester, and he addedher middle initial F.

    Incidentally, the recording of her name in both these 1880 records bytwo different enumerators with the same phonetic form seems fairlyconclusive evidence that her proper name was Lucina, not Lucinda asseveral genealogies have, adding to the evidence from her firstmarriage record.

    1880 Federal Census, Fayette County, Illinois, 8 June, SharonTownship, District 96, page 11, Hse #17, Fam #18
    Green, Lusina [sic] W F 46 Head Widow Keeping House Cannot read orwrite Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky [b abt 1834]
    Green, Esther F  W F 9 Dau At Home IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1871]
    Green, Mary A  W F 6 Dau IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1874]
    Green, Geo A  W M 4 Son Works on Farm IL NC Kentucky [b abt 1876]
    Kessinger, W S  W M 20 Cousin Works on Farm IL Kentucky Indiana [b abt1860]

Sources

  • 1. World Family Tree Vol. 146
    • Pedigree #36
  • 2. Family Data Collection - Individual Records
  • 3. 1870 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois
    • 7 June, Bear Creek Township, PO Bear Creek, page 37, Hse/Fam #245
  • 4. Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947
  • 5. Illinois, Marriages, 1851-1900
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Montgomery County, Illinois
    • 2 June, Grisham Township, District 146, page 2, Hse #17, Fam #18
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Fayette County, Illinois
    • 8 June, Sharon Township, District 96, page 11, Hse #17, Fam #18
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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